Telus made some headlines for offering a free Xbox 360 with a new Windows Phone 7 purchase back a few weeks ago, but they only had like 100 and it was limited to Toronto. This time, however, things are different.
Only Canada? boo
yeh you cant buy a toaster here without someone trying to give you a free xbox lol seriously last time i went to time hortons the clerk tried giving me one with every timbit i bought. jk/ still Ive seen a lot of free xbox deals around Rogers has one Futurshop was giving em out with new laptops not long ago n a few others can only imagine the stock piles are making for good deals cause telus is a cheap ass evil corp if ever we had one...
are these incentives an official move by MS or by the store selling them? Not to different than the best buy ps3/bravio deal. I believe that was limited to best buy from sony. If it was an open promotion from sony then it would have been available everywhere. Like the 5 free movies with the purchase of a bluray player. Funny thing..MS doesnt make the phones. The WP7 phones are available from Samsung and HTC to name a couple.
This is hardly a deal, any of you who are old enough to understand, while the xbox may be great, " must activate a new THREE year contract" is what will shoot you in the foot. Nothing is free in this world.
@Washington-Capitals What if you were already going to purchase a Windows 7 Phone on a new 3 year contract anyway, regardless of the Xbox 360? Then it seems pretty damn free to me.
They must have come into a whack of Xbox consoles for some reason. They're also giving them away free if you sign up for a cable contract in Alberta. My sister just signed up for Telus TV service and she'll be getting her free Xbox in a few weeks. Already she's planning on selling it to one of her husband's co-workers so she can put it towards a PS3. At any rate, almost everyone does 2-3 year contracts for smart phones in Canada. There are a few providers that don't have contracts, but those are mostly owned by the very same company's - just operating under a different name. If you're going to be locked into a contract anyway, why not get something extra? I wouldn't mind getting a free Xbox, as long as it was a new slim. I've had so many 360's go on me I'm not spending any money on buying a new console, but if I got a free slim I'd probably play it more than I do the old 360 I don't feel I can rely on.
Three year contract. Man, I thought my two year contract sucked.
3 year contract is standard in Canada for a good phone. Phones are cheaper though, I paid $9x.xx for iPhone 4 w/ 3 years contract and some Fido Dollars. 16gb iPhone is $149.99 w/ 3 years contract.
3 year contracts suck large.
I'd rather buy the 360 instead of dealing with Telus tech support.
Telus tech support suck even more than 3 year contracts. Not to mention their customer service. No one should buy into ANY contract. Just buy the phone and go by a plan.
You get the same deals in the UK Get a Contract get a free Wii, PS3 or 360 is that classed as game news these days lol mobile phone contract offers
do you paid full price for the phone? cause if you do then then xbox isnt really free
No you get the phone for free but the contract lasts around 2-3 years so the company makes the money back
if thats so i dont see them makeing their money back.. lets say they give away the cheapest 360 out which is 200$ and a wp7 phone which is 500$.thats 700$ right there
They'll make it back at least twice. Let's assume the monthly fee for a contract is $50 with a three year contract. 50*36 = 1800 And it's not like Telus, or any phone company is buying this stuff for the price that a consumer would.
I just bought an iPhone a month ago from Telus. LULZ at me.
Here in Australia we get this all the time. That is how I got my PS3 last month .. free with a Bravia 40in LED TV. Sony have done this a couple of times each year since the PS3 release here, its great! LG at the moment are doing Kinect bundles with high end LG screens and there is always some phone promotion going on with certain mobile companies giving away consoles. (usually crap carriers like dodo)
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